World Snooker Tour in consultation with the WPBSA can today announce that any player provisionally in a tour qualification position following the Betfred World Championship qualifiers, will be guaranteed to remain on tour next season.
This is an exceptional decision that will apply for this season only, due to the circumstances which will see the final stages of the World Championship completed alongside this season’s Q School over the coming two weeks.
This means that even if the provisional tour qualifying positions for next season were to change following results at the Crucible, players currently set to qualify have certainty of their tour card for next season. This avoids players having to unnecessarily play at Q School while their position is otherwise unclear.
This applies to players currently in position to qualify through either the provisional two-year or one-year list.
We can also confirm that any player who is able to retain their tour position through the one-year list and has qualified for the final stages of the World Championship, will earn their new card based upon their ranking position, not their Crucible qualification.